Besides the Taylor, I mainly looked at Martins, and Gibson's, but I tried them all. It was those three brands that I was interested in and concentrated on.
I really don't see or hear what could be made better (yet), on this guitar, as I can't wait to get home from work and play it everyday.
My favorite aspect of the guitar would be it's playability, and sound. The worst aspect, is trying to be careful and not ding it !!
This guitar comes with the tightest fitting and best hardshell case (included with purchase), that I've ever seen.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $1300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Source
Made in the USA
Instead of writing it all down, here is a Link
to Taylor's spec's on the 410c/e
I played many guitars before deciding on this one. The action is almost as good as an electric guitar.
Plays as well or better than any of the other top brand production guitars made.
I can't think of a single flaw, as this guitar fits me to a tee !!
I play my own compositions (which is probably a progressive/rock kinda thing), as well as some of my old favorites on it. I also love to play the blues and mess around with some jazz. But just about anything really, I'm not too picky and love to experiment with all genres.
Being a dreadnought style body, and the with the woods they use, this guitar sounds full, really has the tone of many guitars built into one.
This guitar is suited to be played by anybody, anywhere.
It's awesome !!
Taylor uses a variety of woods in every model, and the wood combined with the construction make it light weight, but quite durable.
Taylor also has a new bolt on neck design. If you go to www.TaylorGuitars.com
you can order a free VHS tape that explains how they did it. I ordered the tape, got it in 2 days, and was amazed by what Bob Taylor has done to revolutionize acoustic guitar construction.
I just got it and can't tell you anything about how it holds up through climate changes. But a smart person will not expose any instrument to extreme climate changes. So I will never know the answer to climate change, and how it affects any guitar.